The Self We Live by: Narrative Identity in a Postmodern World

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The Self We Live By addresses the major trends in the sociological ana lysis of the self. Taking issue with contemporary trivializations of t he self, the book traces a course of development from the early pragma tists who formulated what they called the "empirical self," to contemp orary constructionist views of the storied self. Presenting an institu tional context for the increasing complexity and ubiquity of narrative identity, the authors illustrate the "everyday technology of self con struction" and discuss the ...

The Self We Live by: Narrative Identity in a Postmodern World 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195119299

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